Caroline Flack, lecturer at BAFTA Love Island, will be in the role of Roxie Hart in London production Chicago starting on December 10th.
Flack, who made her stage debut as Irene Roth in a national tour Crazy for you, will remain in production through its final appearance on January 5, 2019 at the Phoenix Theater.
She will join Cast which includes YouTube Sensation and Broadway and RuPaul's withdrawal race star Todrick Hall as Billy Flynn, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton, and Paul Rider as Amos Hart. Sarah Soetaert plays Roxie's role by December 8th.
Flack, who won the BBC1 2014 series Strictly come to dance, said in a statement: "I imagined playing Roxie because I was a teenager, and now I have a dream come true, and I hope I'll be proud of everything and not fall out of the ladder."
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Award-winning revival by John Kander and Fred Ebb Chicago, winner of six awards Tony, two awards Olivier and Grammy, returned to London West West End on March 26, 2018, at the beginning of the night of April 11 in Phoenix.
The musical, based on the drama Maurine Dallas Watkins, has a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, Candler music and Ebb lyrics.